Free air

July 16, 2012 at 19:24 | Posted in bicycles | 2 Comments
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Riding over the Harbour Bridge the other morning on the way to work, I noticed something new on the North Sydney side. A rather splendid bicycle pump has bee installed. It seems to work quite fine, so anyone riding that route who feels the need to put a bit more air in their tyres can now do so easily. I suppose some applause for North Sydney Council is appropriate here, although rather muted applause give that they remain resolutely anti-cycling, have a miniscule cycling budget (I suspect this pump represents most of it!) and are more well known for infrastructure disasters like this.

Still, new facilities for cyclists are welcome. Clearly there are no new facilities for motorists using the Harbour Bridge, as it remains as congested as ever- this is how it looks on an average workday evening. The reason why there’s no fancy blurring of the car tail lights in the pic isn’t the lack of long exposure; more to do with the fact that most of the cars are stationary. People apparently do like sitting in the cars, even though the weather over the past few weeks in Sydney has been sensational – bright and cool.



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  1. What a great idea. I have been following a lot of controversy over the cost of bicycle infrastructure. If you build it, they will come.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. That chicane NSC have installed at Miller St / Blues Pt Road is one of the worst I have ever seen. Hacksaw?

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